Punjabi singer Gurdas Maan was shown black flags on Saturday by members of some Sikh organisations. The incident took place during a function at Tehsilpura. Gurdas Maan had gone to inaugurate a gate named after late Bhagat Puran Singh Pingalwara.
The legendary singer has been in the headlines since September. A radio interview in Canada saw Gurdas Maan being quoted as supporting the idea of ‘one nation, one language’.
Upset over his remark. Representatives of the Jatha Himmat-e-Khalsa, Jatha Sirlath Khalsa, Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Committee and Sikh Youth Federation Bhindranwala turned up at the venue and showed black flags to the singer.
Security was beefed up by the police in view of the demonstration. The protesters intensified the sloganeering as soon as Maan arrived at the venue. He was welcomed by Bibi Inderjit Kaur, chairperson of Bhagat Puran Singh Pingalwara Charitable Society.
However, he appeared unfazed by sloganeering and cut a cake to celebrate his birthday at Pingalwara in presence of Amritsar mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu. “Let them do this. It does not bother me. I am not here to seek vote,” said Maan when asked by media about the protest against him.
Gurdas Maan Black Flags article by Shinder Singh.